On another thread, these two verses were posted in support of a universal non-cal position. Because the application by the poster was incorrect and the reply post seems buried in the thread, I decided to move the Scriptures to this part of the board for the forum folks to consider. First 2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness; but is longsuffering to you-ward, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." Peter is NOT writing to heathens - but to the brethren. He is writing not to the unsaved, but the saved. He is also NOT discussing salvation but the return of Christ. Therefore the verse in question MUST be read in THAT context to derive the correct interpretation. Peter is not stating that all will be saved. Peter is not stating that even some will be saved. Peter is in fact holding to the same thinking the Lord Jesus Christ expressed when He stated, "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out." Peter is reminding the believers that when the last person that the Father has given to the Son to save is saved, He will return. Any other rendering of the verse will ultimately lead to universalism. Second Ezekiel "Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?" This is not a verse about salvation, but of God urging HIS people to quit sinning. Think of Paul encouraging the people to degraded the Lord's table and were now "asleep." Ezekiel is quoting God. God is making a statement about Himself - He does not take pleasure in the death of the wicked. God is stating what does please Him - the His children stop sinning. The point being made is that BOTH verses are written to folks God has called His own. Because of the context, neither verse is rightly used to defend a non-cal position. As always, I ask the good scholarship of the BB folks to consider if the Word is correctly posted by this agedman. Thank you.